Iran’s Actions Could Increase Foreign Military Presence in the Persian Gulf

by Shireen T. Hunter Since Iran’s seizure of a British tanker, the Stena Impero, in the Persian Gulf on July 19, calls have increased for the creation of a naval force made up of several European states to ensure the… Continue Reading  

Iranian Seizure of British Tanker Adds to Gulf Volatility

by Aveek Sen Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced on July 20 that they had seized the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz. It was seen as a tit-for-tat move in retaliation for the British detention of the Iranian… Continue Reading  

Prime mover: Boris Johnson and the UK-Iran Crisis

by Julien Barnes-Dacey and Ellie Geranmayeh As Boris Johnson becomes UK prime minister, his first foreign policy test is not Brexit but managing an unexpected crisis with Iran. The Iranian seizure of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz… Continue Reading  

The Iranian Seizure of the Stena Impero: the Flagship of Imperialism  

by Ghoncheh Tazmini The Stena Impero, a 30 thousand tonne British-flagged tanker, was seized in the Persian Gulf by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps on July 19. Sailing in the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s key maritime chokepoint, the vessel… Continue Reading  

Iran Seizure of UK Tanker Right Move to Show Off Regional Leverage

by Kayhan Barzegar The seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker by naval forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is indicative of Iran’s steely resolve to take reciprocal action and tackle the hostile moves by those involved in the… Continue Reading